Selleslaghs, Joren

Position 
Associate Research Fellow
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
01/08/2017
Research Interests 

Latin American regionalism
EU Foreign Policy
Science Diplomacy
Security Governance
Environmental Cooperation

 

Education 

PhD International Relations and Diplomacy, Leiden University
PhD Summer Programme on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar Ecuador
MA EU International Relations and Diplomacy (Cum Laude) College of Europe
MSc European Studies (Magna Cum Laude), Université Libre de Bruxelles
BA Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Biographical Statement 

Joren Selleslaghs is Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS. For UNU-CRIS, Joren conducts research on EU-Latin America region-to-region relations and is part of the Horizon 2020 project (EL-CSID) on the European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy where he leads the reserach on EU-Latin America Science Diplomacy.

Joren Selleslaghs is the Belgian Consul for Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador since October 2018. He entered the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Diplomat in October 2017 and has worked at the Brussels headquarters (Brexit, Benelux, Consular Affairs) and the Belgian Embassy in Luxemburg as diplomatic Counselor. Joren is also a PhD researcher and lecturer on EU International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University.

Joren graduated cum laude from the College of Europe (MA EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies) and magna cum laude at the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (MSc European Studies). Joren is also an external evaluator/expert for the European Commission and member of the Board of Directors of the Europe-Central America Chamber of Commerce. Joren previously worked as an EU Innovation Consultant at PNO Consultants (the Netherlands), The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, the cabinet of a Belgian Member of the European Parliament and the External Relations department of the Belgian Permanent Representation towards the European Union. He was the Belgian Youth Ambassador towards the UN 2011-2012 and also active as a development worker for UNICEF in Tanzania and Central America.

His main research interests relate to regionalism, the relations between different regions (interregionalism), Latin America and the European Union’s Foreign Policy. Currently, he works on themes such as Security Governance, Science Diplomacy and Environmental Cooperation in combatting the consequences of Climate Change.